Game theory and human evolution: a critique of some recent interpretations of experimental games.

@article{Hagen2006GameTA,
  title={Game theory and human evolution: a critique of some recent interpretations of experimental games.},
  author={Edward H Hagen and Peter Hammerstein},
  journal={Theoretical population biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={339-48}
}
Economists and psychologists have been testing Nash equilibrium predictions of game theory models of human behavior. In many instances, humans do not conform to the predictions. These results are of great interest to biologists because they also raise questions about well-known ESS models of cooperation. Cooperation in certain one-shot, anonymous interactions, and a willingness to punish others at a net cost to oneself are some of the most intriguing deviations from standard theory. One… CONTINUE READING
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